Abortion Rights has called a peaceful pro-choice protest against the road show ‘Not on your life . .. or anyone else’s’ with MP Ann Widdecome and Lord David Alton which is promoting anti-abortion goals around the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill..
A flyer to promote the protest is available to download and photocopy here.
Assemble outside Central Hall Westminster
Wednesday 6th February, 6.30pm
Nearest tube Westminster
Methodist Central Hall, Westminster is on Victoria Street in London, just off Parliament Square, next to the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre and facing Westminster Abbey.
We are pleased to confirm that police permission for the protest has been granted.
The road show is jointly organised by hard line anti-abortion groups Care, Life and Right to Life Trust and is also being promoted by other anti-abortion organisations including the Christian Medical Fellowship.
Ahead of the protest, Christine McCafferty MP said:
Katherine Rake, Director Fawcett Society said:
The right to an abortion is vital in itself. But there are also clear links between women’s reproductive rights and broader equality between women and men – a woman’s right to choose is linked to her ability to make economic choices, choices about partnerhips, and choices about her own health.
Women campaigned for the vote, and for the right to abortion, so that they would be able to have control over decisions, which affected their lives. We must continue fighting to ensure that these rights are built upon, not eroded, in the coming years.
Louise Hutchins Abortion Rights Campaign Coordinator said: